We looked high and low for an all-in-one phone, MP3 player, organizer, GPS and could not find one we liked. Instead we decided to throw caution to the wind and splurge for the new 40 GB iPod (before they marked it down) music player. Our first Apple purchase, it was heavier than it looked but oh so classy and practical. We can carry music choices for two or more travelers (up to 10,000 songs) and still have room left over to pick up additional tunes during our trips. Though we battled to figure out the exact measure of the battery charge, overall it seemed to hold its charge for a week or longer and play for hours before needing a recharge.
The iPod was heavily dependent on access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection. Without them our ability to obtain information on new music was hampered and we were unable to purchase new music at the Apple iTunes online store.
We wore our Deluxe Waist Stash while en route to and during an extended African photo safari and plan to take it with us again in the future. Thanks to the light and moisture wicking fabric it felt comfortable against our garments and skin. The plastic clasps ensured it never triggered a security alarm. The two pockets allowed us to separate the contents by category such as documents and emergency credit cards and cash. Though we fortunately never had to resort to our emergency documents or money, it was good to know they were within easy reach if we ever needed them.
After flying for two days from the U.S. through Europe, we were tired and jet lagged. The last thing we wanted to do was drive around a strange city famous for its high crime rate, in an unfamiliar car (and on the opposite side of the road). Everything worked out like a charm thanks in great part to our newest travel technology, the iQue 3600 from Garmin. Before leaving the U.S. we purchased the City Select South Africa software. It allowed us to navigate accurately and easily through South Africa’s two major cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg, their environs and the Kruger Park in the North.
The idea of the anti-bacterial wipes appealed to us from the moment we heard about it. Due to weight limitations we carefully scrutinized every article we considered for inclusion in our African safari trip. Every item selected, including the Anti-Bacterial Wipes, played a useful roll. Though we stayed at luxury oriented comfortable and clean lodges and camps, the wipes came in handy a number of times during our travels: on flights, at airports, at border crossings, during game viewing drives, and in the car driving through the Kruger National Park or between lodges. When we returned home we kept using them. We found the seal of the package held the wipes moist for months at a time. The towellettes were light enough to carry in a handbag, computer case or briefcase for those times when soap and water were not immediately available. We plan on taking the Anti-Bacterial Wipes on our next adventure.
For those of us who wear two pairs of eyeglasses, this well designed and handsome case provided a convenient and lightweight way to carry them with minimum fuss. Made of handcrafted glove-tanned cowhide, it had two pouches with space for a pair of glasses in each one at the same time. It was the first and only double eyeglass case we found. We love it.